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Yesterday we covered the funeral of Hadiya Pendleton. On Monday, two men were charged with her murder, according to the AP. The two gang members, Michael Ward, 18, and Kenneth Williams, 20, are now charged with one count of first-degree murder, two counts of attempted murder and aggravated battery with a firearm.
They are scheduled to appear in bond court Tuesday afternoon.
A coroner links excessive Coca-Cola drinking to the death of a 30-year-old woman in New Zealand, according to the BBC.
IN OTHER NEWS
On Feb. 6, it was announced that Ender’s Game author Orson Scott Card will pen DC Comics first “Adventures of Superman” digital release. But some fans are outraged by the decision to go with Card on account of his past homophobia.
On a related note, President Obama is reportedly weighing an executive order to pass the Employment Non-Discrimination Act, according to Queerty.
Lastly, a study finds that women who pride themeselves on physical appearance are less likely to challenge gender-based inequalities, according to an article in The Raw Story.
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